I FOUND MY ‘BROTHER’
There are women and men bestowed with the gift to answer the ultimate question. That question is ‘WHY’. They are charged with rendering an answer that can be understood by the most contrary element of our society. Those that foment, spread and traffic in hate. Our Brothers are in need of guidance and this journal will bring forth a multitude of remedies to address the male illness of unawareness. The answer to the ultimate unknowns of behavior and responsibility.
Those of us given this perception and understanding to interpret the unknown and apply the information to the known is the essence of our charge. Thereafter decode the messages for the people who oppose themselves. This decryption is then presented to the people as the explanation of events past, present and future so they may keep updated to the frenetic changes occurring today and those that will arrive soon.
Brothers, this journal is a call to all of you to obtain the knowledge that you lack in every part of your lives. As sons. As brothers. As fathers. As grandfathers. As uncles. As cousins. Ignorance will no longer be tolerated, encouraged or celebrated. As the ‘First Father’ has said in his Holy Bible “let everything be done decently and in order”. Honor and truth will not be perverted anymore. Why? Because as a Black Man I will impart all I have learned and gathered for over 54 years of life in America and around the world to the young coming behind me and my elders above me. Why? Things that now appear as they do will begin to appear as they should be according to what is right? Help me see to it as this mandate has been divinely ordered.
Of Treasure and the Heart.
I’ll get right to it then. It did not surprise me that the people that control the professional tennis tournaments would chose the money over the welfare of the players that bring notoriety to the game. All too often the first impulse is the one that is true. No, (pause) stop. Don’t give me that crap about all of us are human beings and thus are subject to mistakes. They (Tennis Controllers) showed what was most important to them when they didn’t even consider the suffering of a female tennis player before they swiftly rendered punishment. Ms. Naomi Osaka is a young lady of few years below 25. Let me say this first.
When a person of youth comes to me for discernment and clarity I always tell them to be certain of what you know and don’t know. Be careful in drawing conclusion when you aren’t in possession of all the information you need to make that truth a part of you. Okay, I’ll say it another way. ‘Don’t accept a reality to which you are not a party to its’ creation.’ If you are made aware of something that is presented to you as fact, it is your duty to verify it for yourself with all diligence. I admonish the young to take the time to verify something is true before you believe it is true.
Which brings me to scripture to tie off this edition of this internet periodical. Matthew 6:21 “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” The ‘MONEY’ deserved their heart more than that young female tennis player. Yes that’s right! They thought about the money before they ever thought about the welfare of a valued member of the sport that I’m sure generates more money, press, admiration and goodwill for the game than any of the ‘Ruling Board’ that meted out her judgment.
I must make a comparison to contrast the difference in how other professional sports leagues present their interactions when it concerns their players. The Phoenix Suns are in the NBA’s Western Conference Finals. I watched the coaches, players and even some of the executive staff just laud praise and show love and devotion to each other. Permission to remind those among us who do not know this. If you show a human being you value their contribution and show genuine care and concern for them and their family. That human being will move mountains for you. I’ve seen it in my time in the U.S. Army how giving respect and dignity frees soldiers up to perform their duties beyond compare.
Let me say this in all caps. YOUR TREASURE SHOULD BE YOUR PEOPLE! They wouldn’t have to guess anymore. They now know where your heart is.